The Wyoming Cowboys are Competing at the WAC Championships
The Wyoming Cowboys are participating in the 2016 Western Athletic Conference Championships in Houston, TX Wednesday through Saturday.
Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said, “We have a ton of talent on this team. We’ve got guys that are prepared for seven battles over seven sessions… They’re really excited; we have great senior leadership.”
The Pokes finished third at last year’s championships and are predicted to finish there again. In a pre-championship poll of the WAC head coaches, Air Force was selected the favorite before Grand Canyon, and then Wyoming.
The Cowboys hold several top-five times within the conference heading into the meet. They are led by Ryan Ball, who is ranked second in the 500 freestyle and 200 backstroke. He was runner-up in the 200 back last year.
UW return’s one defending champion. That is Jacob Rehmeier on the 3-meter diving board, while teammate Austin Rettinghouse was second.
Competition started early on Wednesday and goes through Saturday at the University of Houston’s Campus and Recreation Wellness Natatorium.